Kapurthala (Dogranwal, Nawanpind Bhatte)

113 documented cases implicating security forces based in Kapurthala (Dogranwal, Nawanpind Bhatte):


Amritsar District

Amritsar II Subdistrict
Raghbir Singh Male, age 50-55 at time of extrajudicial execution, Thanda
Baba Bakala Subdistrict
Baldev Singh Male, age 33-34 at time of extrajudicial execution, Banian
Baljinder Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sathiala
Gurmukh Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mehta
Harbans Singh Male, age 70 at time of extrajudicial execution, Umra Nangal
Jaswant Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jodhey
Kashmir Singh Male, age 18 at time of disappearance, Sathiala
Kawaljit Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Buley Nangal
Kuldeep Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Butala
Nirmal Singh Male, age 38 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khabba Rajputan
Santokh Singh Male, age 27 at time of disappearance, Dehriwala
Satnam Singh Male, age 18 at time of disappearance, Wazir Bhullar
Wassan Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Buley Nangal
Khadoor Sahib Subdistrict
Ajit Singh Male, age 38-40 at time of disappearance, Gagrewal
Angrej Singh Male, age 16-17 at time of disappearance, Gagrewal
Avtar Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhail Dhaiwala
Baldev Singh Male, age 19-20 at time of disappearance, Gagrewal
Balwinder Singh Male, age 34-35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khawaspur
Balwinder Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lalpur
Charnjit Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhail Dhaiwala
Dalbir Singh Male, age 38-40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jallala Bad Khurd
Jatinder Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhalojala
Sahib Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of disappearance, Gagrewal
Sukhraj Singh Male, age 22-24 at time of disappearance, Gagrewal
Patti Subdistrict
Hajoora Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bua
Iqbal Singh Male, age 19-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Algon Kalan
Sukhwinder Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Marrar
Tarn Taran Subdistrict
Avtar Singh Male, age 19-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Buhga
Jasbir Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Manochahal

Firozpur District

Jalalabad Subdistrict
Satnam Singh Male, age 18-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jalalabad
Zira Subdistrict
Darshan Singh Male, age 32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chuchak Wind
Pritam Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Talwandi Jalle Khan

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Balwinder Singh Male, age 26 at time of disappearance, Dhaulpur
Jagdish Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Batala
Salvinder Singh Male, age 30-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nangal Jhawar
Salwinder Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of disappearance, Nangal Jhawar
Satnam Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chahal
Dera Baba Nanak Subdistrict
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kot Maulvi
Gurdaspur Subdistrict
Heera Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khanowala
Jagjit Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Baryar
Nishan Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Baryar
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Baryar
Tarsem Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kohar

Jalandhar District

Jalandhar I Subdistrict
Gurdeep Singh Male, age 50 at time of disappearance, Jalandar
Manjit Singh Male, age 31 at time of disappearance, Lohar
Ranbir Singh Male, age 33 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jalandhar
Jalandhar II Subdistrict
Avtar Singh Male, age 32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bisrampur
Gurbachan Singh Male, age 64-65 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhirpur
Gurdev Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhirpur
Jagdev Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jalla Singh
Nakodar Subdistrict
Harnek Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Durgawal
Kulwinder Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sidhwan
Sukhwinder Singh Male, age 35-36 at time of extrajudicial execution, Muzaffarpur
Phillaur Subdistrict
Makhan Singh Male, age 26 at time of disappearance, Powadra
Sukwinder Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dalla

Kapurthala District

Bhulath Subdistrict
Balbir Singh Male, age 32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lit
Balvir Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khassan
Balwinder Singh Male, age 15-16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mand Dograwala
Darbara Singh Male, age 80 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lit
Gurmej Kaur Female, age 75 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lit
Mehanga Singh Male, age 45 at time of extrajudicial execution, Boparai
Mohan Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mehmadpur
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khassan
Sukhwinder Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Boparai
Kapurthala Subdistrict
Ajit Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhandal Bet
Anoop Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jawalapur
Bagicha Singh Male, age 25-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khukhrain
Balkar Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khukhrain
Balvir Singh Male, age 37 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nawanpind Bhatte
Balwinder Singh Male, age 34 at time of disappearance, Kapurthala
Desa Singh Male, age 22-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kapurthala
Gopal Singh Male, age 33 at time of disappearance, Bhawanipur
Gurbaksh Singh Male, age 50 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ibban
Gurmej Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Fattu Dhinga
Gurmukh Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Muradpur Bet
Hira Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sangojla
Inderjit Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dogranwala
Jaspal Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Saido Bholana
Kashmir Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of disappearance, Kapurthala
Lakhbir Singh Lakha Male, age 22-23 at time of disappearance, Khukhrain
Narinderjit Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bamuwal
Palwinder Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mansurwal Bet
Prithipal Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Fattu Dhinga
Pyara Singh Male, age 70-72 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lakhan Khurd
Ranjit Singh Male, age 14-15 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kanjli
Satnaam Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Majorwala
Surinder Singh Male, age 16 at time of disappearance, Buh
Virsa Singh Male, age 30-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Buh
Phagwara Subdistrict
Jasveer Singh Male, age 33-34 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rehana Jattan
Surinder Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Phagwara
Sultanpur Lodhi Subdistrict
Avtar Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kalru
Baldev Raj Male, age 38 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sahlapur Bet
Balkar Singh Male, age 22 at time of disappearance, Sherpur dogran
Balvir Kaur Female, age 28-29 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rampur Jagir
Bhajan Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sarupwal
Daljit Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Talwandi Chaudhrian
Gurwinder Kaur Female, age 23-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nathupur
Jagir Singh Male, age 46 at time of extrajudicial execution, Toti
Jagir Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gill
Jagtar Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rampur Jagir
Jaspal Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mangoopur
Jaswant Singh Male, age 31-33 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sherpur Sadha
Jaswinder Singh Male, age 16-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Busowal
Shamsher Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Toti
Sukhwinder Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nathupur
Sukhwinder Singh Male, age 24 at time of disappearance, Sabuwal

Nawanshahr District

Nawanshahr Subdistrict
Charanjit Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sujjon

Rupnagar District

Rupnagar Subdistrict
Inderjit Singh Male, age 29 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rattangarh

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 20 at time of disappearance, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 27-29 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Kapurthala (Dogranwal, Nawanpind Bhatte):

Victim Demographics 

Gender

97.3% Male 110
 
 
2.7% Female 3

Marital status

54.0% Not married 61
 
 
46.0% Married 52

If married, did the victim have children?

39.8% Yes 45
 
 
6.2% No 7


Total children surviving victims: 122


Religion

98.2% Sikh 111
 
 
1.8% Non-Sikh 2

Caste

67.3% Jat 76
 
 
32.7% Non-Jat 37

Age

4.4% 0-17 5
 
77.0% 18-33 87
 
9.7% 34-49 11
 
2.7% 50-64 3
 
3.5% 65+ 4
 

Education

17.7% No education 20
 
10.6% Primary school 12
 
23.0% Middle school 26
 
37.2% High school 42
 
1.8% Some college 2
 
5.3% College degree 6
 
2.7% Graduate degree 3
 
0.9% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

41.6% Farmer/agriculture 47
 
9.7% Day labourer 11
 
6.2% Driver (bus/truck/car) 7
 
6.2% Student 7
 
3.5% Unemployed 4
 
3.5% Mechanic 4
 
2.7% Shopkeeper 3
 
1.8% Housewife 2
 
29.2% Other 33
 

Urban / Rural

86.7% Rural 98
 
 
8.8% Urban 10

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

52.2% Yes 59
 
 
47.8% No 54

Prior torture

44.2% Yes 50
 
 
8.0% No 9

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

86.7% Yes 98
 
 
11.5% No 13

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

22.5% Yes 16
 
 
87.3% No 62

Witnesses to abduction

62.8% Yes 71
 
 
2.7% No 3

Victim abduction location

23.9% Victim’s residence 27
 
18.6% Roadside 21
 
10.6% Friend/relative's residence 12
 
6.2% Shop/market 7
 
3.5% Bus station/stand 4
 
3.5% Police station 4
 
1.8% Checkpoint (naka) 2
 
1.8% Village fields 2
 
15.0% Other 17
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

54.9% Yes 62
 
 
31.0% No 35

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

18.6% Gave no response 21
 
15.9% Denied involvement 18
 
8.8% Other 10
 
8.8% Told family to go to another police station 10
 
7.1% Killed victim in an “encounter” 8
 
6.2% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 7
 
1.8% Victim had escaped 2
 
0.9% Admitted custody only 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

8.0% Yes 9
 
 
57.5% No 65

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

81.4% Extrajudicial executions 92
 
 
18.6% Enforced disappearances 21

Number of victims per family

77.9% 1 victim 88
 
12.4% 2 victims 14
 
9.7% 3 victims 11
 

Related incidents

6.2% Genuine encounters in family 7
 
 
93.8% No genuine encounters in family 106

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

28.3% Cremated the body 32
 

Security forces returned body

23.9% Yes 27
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
57.5% No 65
 

Condition of corpse, if known

17.7% Bullet wounds 20
 
4.4% Bruises 5
 
4.4% Broken bones 5
 
1.8% Other 2
 
1.8% Cuts/wounds 2
 
1.8% Burn marks 2
 
0.9% Missing fingernails 1
 
0.9% Missing hair from head or face 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

65.5% Yes 74
 
 
22.1% No 25

Security forces uniformed

98.6% Yes 70
 
 
11.3% No 8

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

82.3% Punjab Police 93
 
14.2% CRPF 16
 
5.3% Criminal Investigation Agency 6
 
1.8% BSF 2
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

69.9% Punjab police 79
 
9.7% Criminal Investigation Agency 11
 
8.8% CRPF 10
 
1.8% BSF 2
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

36.3% Combatant 41
 
 
60.2% Non-combatant 68

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

21.2% Yes 24
 
 
38.1% No 43

If provided support, support was voluntary

12.4% Yes 14
 
 
8.0% No 9

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

33.6% Yes 38
 
 
64.6% No 73

Approached security officials

55.8% Yes 63
 
 
43.4% No 49

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

43.4% Afraid of retaliation 49
 
18.6% Believed it would have been ineffective 21
 
17.7% Didn’t know what to do 20
 
9.7% Couldn’t afford 11
 
4.4% Not applicable 5
 

Remedies desired from government

72.6% Monetary compensation to family 82
 
65.5% Truth commission 74
 
61.9% Employment 70
 
48.7% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 55
 
39.8% Investigations into abuses 45
 
38.9% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 44
 
19.5% Memorial for victims 22
 
15.9% Rehabilitation services to family members 18
 
8.8% Desire nothing from government 10
 
4.4% Other 5
 

Time & Place  

District

25.7% Amritsar 29
 
2.7% Firozpur 3
 
9.7% Gurdaspur 11
 
10.6% Jalandhar 12
 
45.1% Kapurthala 51
 
0.9% Nawanshahr 1
 
0.9% Rupnagar 1
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.9% 1982 1
 
0.9% 1983 1
 
0.9% 1984 1
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.9% 1986 1
 
2.7% 1987 3
 
8.8% 1988 10
 
14.2% 1989 16
 
19.5% 1990 22
 
11.5% 1991 13
 
18.6% 1992 21
 
11.5% 1993 13
 
2.7% 1994 3
 
0.9% 1995 1
 
0.9% 1996 1
 
0.0% 1997 0
 
0.0% 1998 0
 
0.0% 1999 0
 
0.0% 2000 0
 
0.0% 2001 0
 
0.0% 2002 0
 
0.0% 2003 0
 
0.0% 2004 0
 
0.9% 2005 1
 
0.0% 2006 0
 
0.0% 2007 0
 
0.0% 2012 0
 

Boundaries based on the 2001 census. Read about our methodology.